A digital business environment at the heart of the information system

Founded by five major industrial companies (SNECMA, Renault, Télémécanique, Chausson and CEM) in 1958, Cesi (Centre des Études Supérieures Industrielles) is the benchmark for teaching in the continuing education and Course alternation sectors.

Cesi's activities are organized around four brands:

  • Ei.Cesia general engineering school
  • Exia.Cesian engineering school specializing in computer science
  • Cesi entreprisesa training organization supporting companies and employees in their professional development
  • Cesi Course alternationCourse alternation, a professional training program offered through its École supérieure des métiers.

Every year, the School trains over 20,000 engineers, managers, technicians and supervisors for nearly 6,000 companies.

Assignment needs

As part of its digital transformation, Cesi defined several key strategic areas. The implementation of a digital business environment was at the heart of this transformation.

Cesi wanted to streamline communication, provide personalized support for learners and federate the community around a personalized bouquet of Services. The implementation of dematerialized procedures was one of the founding objectives of the project, speeding up the processing of requests between all Cesi players (administrative staff, learners, tutors, etc.).

For this project, Cesi required a robust, configurable and interoperable solution capable of integrating with the existing information system.

The idea was to offer a coherent package - a single tool, a single interface - for all those accessing the information system, including external profiles.

Vincent MilletCESI Information Systems Director (2014-2020)

The project

In collaboration with Cesi, Kosmos developed Skolengo, a unique, contextualized solution for all users. The application can be used to communicate with all those involved in training: pilot, Teacher, learner, company tutor and employee.

The Skolengo EMS has been designed with responsive design to adapt to all mobile and tactile Practices. The application's ergonomics have been designed to facilitate access to the Services offered by Cesi.

A single sign-on (SSO) enables Users to access external applications such as Microsoft Office 365, LMS solutions like Moodle or CrossKnowledge, and Rosetta Stone, a language-learning solution, seamlessly within the interface. Skolengo also enables Users to access ERP business data: Timetable, Grades, Mailbox...

To facilitate access to Cesi's entire document base, an Electronic Document Management (EDM) solution has been implemented within the application. A powerful Search engine, based on elasticsearch, enables Users to easily access documents by filtering search results according to business criteria.

Based on iterative and adaptive development cycles, Agile methodology is at the heart of the project. The flexibility offered by this method enabled Cesi to adapt its project as developments progressed.

Kosmos broadened our vision of digital services and ENT by showing us that the tool went beyond a set of business services focused on the User.

Vincent MilletCESI Information Systems Director (2014-2020)


Created in collaboration with Kosmos, Cesi's digital environment is the cornerstone of its digital transformation. Skolengo now unites the entire Cesi community. It offers a single, homogeneous interface, and provides a strong identity for the group.
Since its roll-out, Cesi has recorded over 2 million page views and already over 600,000 visits.

"Kosmos was able to provide us with the right Educational counselling without altering the project. And above all, together we succeeded in federating all the players around a single tool."
Vincent MilletCESI Information Systems Director (2014-2020)

And the collaboration between Cesi and Kosmos continues! The next steps are to design a Mobile application and set up a digital "logbook" service for learners, company tutors, pilots and teaching tutors.

Key figures

20 000employees, apprentices and students trained every year

25training centers in France

6 000corporate customers

Key points

  • ErgonomicsAn application focused on functionality
  • Responsive designMobility: available for all types of mobile and tactile Practices
  • SSO single sign-on for access to external Services
  • ERP SSO: transparent access to ERP business data: Timetable, Grades, Mailbox, etc.
  • EDM a powerful tool for managing Cesi's document base